Individual Augmentees (IAs) are Sailors who support or “augment” another Navy, Marine Corps or Army command. Sailors report to their IA assignment on temporary or TAD orders and return to their current or “parent” command once the assignment is complete. Assignments vary in length and can range from a few months to a year or more.
Individual Deployment Support Specialists (IDSS) provide a wide variety of services for Individual Augmentees (IA) and their family members, before, during, and after an IA assignment. Services include providing information and referral services, providing IA deployment briefs (pre, mid and post deployment) and supporting the unique needs of the Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailor and their families throughout the IA deployment process.
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